Dec 312011
 

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

   by Anura Guruge

We started the year with 201 cardinals in total and 121, yes, 121, cardinal electors.

We end the year with 192 cardinals, of which 109 are electors.

That means we had 9 deaths, 2 of whom were electors. The first death was late, April 1. Average age of deaths = 83.7 years;  Oldest = 96; Youngest = 75

We had 10 cardinals ‘age-out’.

We had 15 cardinals retire. Average age for retirements = 77.4 years;  Oldest = 90; Youngest = 75

In terms of orders the changes were distributed as follows:

Involving Suburbicarian See Cardinal Bishops = 0; Cardinal Priests = 28 & Cardinal Deacons = 5

U.S.A and Italy featured 7 times each. Germany, India, Philippines and Spain featured twice each.

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